“There is no place for racist content in our game”: CoD’s Infinity Ward

Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Call of Duty Warzone developer Infinity Ward has issued a statement pledging to remove racist content from its titles.

“There is no place for racist content in our game,” the developer said in a statement. “This is an effort we began with launch and we need to do a better job. We’re issuing thousands of daily bans of racist and hate-oriented names. But we know we have to do more.”

The developer continues on to outline what’s being done, including the addition of further resources to monitor and ID offensive content, followed by increased in-game reporting systems and filters to restrict racist name changes.

We’ll keep you informed with Infinity Ward’s progress.

Yesterday, Call of Duty advised that it would be suspending the launch of new seasons inside Modern Warfare, Warzone and Mobile as a result of ongoing protests in the US (and worldwide) over the death of George Floyd.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Call of Duty Warzone are available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4.

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